HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 6, Piano Trios & Piano Quartets (6 LPs)

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This is Box No. 6 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Martin Lovett, Pierre Fournier, Karl Leister, Christoph Eschenbach, Wilhelm Kempff, Henryk Szeryng, Norbert Brainin, Peter Schidlof
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 6/75
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 2.78 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 5, String Trios (3 LPs)

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This is Box No. 5 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Trio Italiano D’Archi
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 3/75
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 2.78 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 4, All Quartets & Quintets (11 LPs)

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This is Box No. 4 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: The Amadeus-Quartet
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 11/75
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 10.6 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 10, Fidelio (3 LPs)

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This is Box No. 10 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Edith Mathis, Gwyneth Jones, James King, Peter Schreier, Theo Adam, Franz Crass, Martti Talvela
# Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
# Conductor: Karl Böhm
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 3/75
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 2.45 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl Stereo 24/96 (DGG) Eduard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole (Perlman/Barenboim)

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As great as other violinists on some outstanding “Symphonie Espagnole” recordings are, Perlman really goes to the front of the line in my opinion. His beautiful intonation, amazing technique, and feel for this music (not at all self-indulgent) are just about as perfect as one can hope to get. The acoustics and sound of this recording are just as glorious as is the playing. Highly recommended.

# Composer: Eduard Lalo, Hector Berlioz
# Performer: Itzhak Perlman
# Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris
# Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
# Vinyl (1981)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# Size: 789 MB
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HD-Vinyls Stereo 24/96 (DGG) Debussy/Ravel – Piano Music For 4 Hands (Aloys & Alfons Kontarsky)

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Fabulous music, fabulous recording, fabulous performance. The Kontarsky brothers were strong technicians, intuitive partners, and had a great feel for Impressionistic music. The recorded sound is also superb.

# Composer: Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel
# Performer: Aloys & Alfons Kontarsky
# Vinyl (1973/77)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# Size: 2.13 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Saint-Saens/Lalo/Bruch – Cello Concertos (Fournier)

front-small-boxsetPierre Fournier is an incredible cellist and these performances of the concertos by Saint-Saens and Lalo are magical. Another added bonus to this recording is the inclusion of Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra”.
Lalo’s concerto is not among my favorite ones, but Fournier is the only cellist who motivates me to listen it. That’s why I recommend you. Because somehow, this Op. seems to have been composed for this memorable artist.

# Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns, Max Bruch, Édouard Lalo
# Performer: Pierre Fournier
# Orchestra: Orchestre Lamoureux de Paris
# Conductor:
Jean Martinon
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 2.17 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 5 (9) From The New World (Fricsay)

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Merry Christmas everybody !!!!
Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc

It is very difficult to maintain the serene objectivity and required tact when we are talking about Ferenc Fricsay. Specially when we have to mention one of the most reminded and well known Symphonic works that for so many years has engaged and captivated the great audiences all over the whole world. What Fricsay achieved with the hundred musicians of the Berlin was simply incredible. The performance is filled of undeniable vitality, sweeping energy, stylized phrasing and mercurial passion. Such evidence of fervor and emotive conviction to be true, I have never listened in any other recording recorded previously and pitifully recently.

# Composer: Antonin Dvorak
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
# Vinyl (1960, 2nd pressing 1966?)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis:
DR 12
# Size: 1.68 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Rare HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (DGG) Bach/Vivaldi/Tartini – David & Igor Oistrakh

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come on and “look”, how great MONO can be !

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Tartini
# Performer: David Oistrakh, Igor Oistrakh, Hans Pischner
# Orchestra: Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig
# Conductor: Franz Konwitschny
# Vinyl (196?)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 512 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto (Scotto/Bergonzi/Fischer-Dieskau)

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I guess some people hear what they want to hear. Say “Fischer-Dieskau as Rigoletto” and the initial reaction might be “huh?” But – oh man –  listen to what the man does. Verdi wrote for high baritone, and Fischer-Dieskau’s tenorish quality fits the music perfectly. His tender moments, and there are quite a few in this opera, are meltingly sweet and heart breaking. And don’t tell me he doesn’t have enough power and bite for “Cortigiani, Vil Razza Dannata”!

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Fiorenza Cossotto, Ivo Vinco
# Orchestra: Orchestra of The Scala, Milan
# Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 2.55 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Herbert von Karajan – Dances by Brahms & Dvorak

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This is one of those recordings that should be in everyone’s music library. The Dvorak Slavonic Dances here are played with immaculate accuracy and beauty. It is a shame Karajan never recorded the complete works. The Hungarian Dances by Brahms are wonderfully performed. Karajan had a way of bringing out these minute melodic structures that simply “make” the music. The sound can be placed in the demonstration bracket and the performances themselves will not likely be out-matched anytime in the near future – truly classic performances deserving to be in every collector’s library.

# Composer: Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvorak
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1959)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 831 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Claude Debussy – Préludes Vol. 1 (Michelangeli)

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I wish I could find adequate words to do justice to this recording but I doubt that anyone can. If you are familiar with the music, you probably already own this version. If not, you need to get yourself a copy. Words I could use would include masterful, elegant, brilliand and ultimately beautiful. Blissful! If you are someone unfamiliar with this music, this recording will win you over.

# Composer: Claude Debussy
# Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
# Vinyl (1984-1985)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 1.62 GB
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# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 3, Chamber Music For Wind Instruments (4 LPs)

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This is Box No. 3 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Aloys Kontarsky, Karl-Heinz Zöller, Klaus Thunemann, Thomas Brandis, Siegbert Ueberschaer, Jörg Demus, Gerd Seifert
# Orchestra: Members of the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra, Droloc Quartet
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 4/75
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 3.77 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Johann Sebastian Bach – The Musical Offering (Richter)

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This is priceless music-making. One can really feel that Richter is performing and conducting from his own heart and love for Bach, and all the while the orchestra is inspired to sing and to dance with him. The horns are laughing, the violins singing, and the listener is invited to experience flashes of happiness and joy with the chattering harpsichord.
When celestial music meets the summit of man’s creative and loving spark, we lucky amateurs are left with this kind of immortal recording: glorious!

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer: Auréle Nicolet, Otto Büchner, Kurt Guntner, Siegfried Meinecke, Fritz Kiskalt, Hedwig Bilgram, Karl Richter
# Conductor: Karl Richter
# Vinyl (1963)
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN CD: B000024IBT
# Size: 1.0 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 2, Concertos (6 LPs)

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This is Box No. 2 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs. I posted this December 2012.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: David Oistrakh, Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff, Christian Ferras, Geza Anda, Wolfgang Schneiderhan
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio-Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philarmonic Orchestra London
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan, Sir Eugene Goossens, Ferdinand Leitner, Ferenc Fricsay

# Vinyl (196 ?)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft

# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 5.25 GB
# Scan: yes

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (DGG) Franz Schubert – Symphonies No. 5 & 6 (Maazel)

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Almost a wonder to have found this 1st pressing in EX quality for 50 Cents on a flea market.

Rare repertoire from a major conductor in the early Sixties. Treading into prime Beecham territory, Maazel turns out to be terrific, full of energy and force but also delicate when called for, only lacking Beecham’s unique affability in this music. The Berliners play much better than Beecham’s post-war Royal Phil., however, I hear spontaneity and verve (admittedly, some movements, like the finale of the Fourth Sym., go at a breathless Presto). If Maazel had kept evolving, he would have replaced Guido Cantelli, whose propulsive neo-Tosanini style was close to this.

# Composer: Franz Schubert 
# Orchestra:  Berliner Philharmoniker
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# ASIN: B0017MU68Q
# Size: 935 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

 

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (DGG) Peter Tchaikowsky – Symphonic Works & Concertos on 7 LPs (Karajan)

front-small-boxset A wonderful box, original from 1968 in Mint condition, for 5 bucks from a flea market 😉 I myself have never been a huge fan of Karajan but these recordings of Tchaikovsky with the Berlin Philharmonic are breathtaking. Though there are tempo modifications made by Karajan to the score, they are certainly sensible make this performance all the more moving. Highly reccommended to Karajan and, particular, non-Karajan fans alike.

# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Orchestra:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1967)
# Number of Discs: 7
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 13-15
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# ASIN: none
# Size: 6.13 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

 

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (DGG) Hector Berlioz – La Damnation De Faust (Ozawa)

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As a lover of Berlioz’ music I have heard countless performances of this amazing work both live and on records. I think that on balance this is possibly the finest account on record to date. Firstly Ozawa is a great conductor and I find his conducting of Berlioz to be among the very best, every bit the equal of Sir Colin Davis, Charles Munch or Charles Dutoit, all experts in this field.

# Composer: Hector Berlioz
# Performer: Donald McIntyre, Edith Mathis, Stuart Burrows, Thomas Paul
# Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
#Conductor:
Seiji Ozawa
# Vinyl (1974)
# Number of discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD:
B002YOE09W
# Size: 2.38 GB
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# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (DGG) Mussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition/Bolero (Karajan)

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# Composer: Modest Mussorgsky, Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra:  Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1966) + gift
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD:
B000001GQH
# Size: 957 MB (+ 441 MB)
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (DGG) Schumann/Tchaikowsky – Cello Concerto (Rostropovich)

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# Composer: Robert Schumann, Peter Tchaikowsky
# Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich
# Orchestra: Leningrad Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: not found
# Size: 870 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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